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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey': Is Best-Seller ‘Mommy Porn’?

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Some women can’t put it down. It’s a book so sexy, it’s been dubbed “mommy porn.”

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a look at why New York Times best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” has a lot of women turning red.

It’s hot, it’s racy, and it’s keeping women up at night.

“The muscles in my body clinch, carnal and wanting. Gee, he’s hardly touched me and I want him,” reads one passage from the book

Cassy Wedell said, “I was like, should I be reading this?”

Carolyn Kroft said she wasn’t shocked, but she blushed and giggled when she thought of certain parts.

Wedell said, “I went right to reading it non-stop. I couldn’t sleep at night.”

Dubbed erotic romance, “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L James is the tale of a college student who enters into a sex contract with a rich young entrepreneur. It’s one in a trilogy of books filled with passion, desire, and sex.

Kroft said, “Of the books I’ve read lately, yes, they’ve pushed the line more.”

“Does the submissive consent to be restrained, hands bound in front?” reads one passage of the book.

It sounds kind of kinky, but a sex therapist we told CBS 2 there’s a difference between erotica and porn, and “Fifty Shades” is harmless pleasure for a healthy couple.

Dr. Ann Hartlage from Rush University Medical Center said, “It’s escapist. It’s fun. It can take you out of the more mundane aspects of your life.”

The women who talked to CBS 2 said even the dominant-submissive game the characters play makes for great fantasy.

Wedell said, “He takes care of her in all that she does; and, it’s kind of nice to see that because us women today are now so strong and have to work so hard.”

“They can let someone else take control and trust enough their partner to do that, and submit in that sense,” Kroft said.

And after reading the book four times, Kroft said it can add some spark to your marriage as well.

“It could spark something nice and romantic,” she said.

Hartlage said, “I think that talking about sex makes it less forbidden. I think it makes it more comfortable.”

She said she does see one potential problem area, particularly for women with a history of abuse. She fears reading the book could urge those women to seek out unhealthy relationships.

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